Justice written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Christopher Huhne Christopher Huhne Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs, Home Affairs, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice & Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Parole Board dossiers were destroyed in each of the last 12 months; and on what criteria the decisions to authorise their destruction were based.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

I am advised by the Parole Board that for the period between June 2007 and June 2008, 323 files were destroyed. It is normal practice for files for oral hearing cases to be destroyed after nine months from the date of the hearing unless further action has been initiated.

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